Will Samsung’s Droid Charge Be Too Expensive At $300?

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Maybe we’re getting too used to seeing a $200 price for new phones on-contract, and there really should be more variation in prices. When notable phones – like the Thunderbolt as the first LTE smartphone – arrive, we can stomach a little premium price for the bragging rights, but will higher prices for similar phones become the norm? A leaked pricing chart shows that the Samsung Droid Charge will debut on Verizon at nearly $300.

Yes, the Charge will have a nice, big Super AMOLED Plus screen, and yes, it will reach LTE speeds, but does that justify the price? Maybe if it was dual-core or had a 3D (or even just higher-resolution 2D) display we’d be more willing to accept the sticker price, but as-is, it seems a bit steep.

There aren’t enough samples to draw from to say whether or not we have a pattern, but Verizon may be planning on giving all LTE smartphones these same kinds of prices. At least you’re not paying extra for LTE data; maybe this is Verizon’s plan to subsidize investments into its 4G network.

Admittedly, this information could be wrong or subject to change, but if it ends up being true, does this affect anyone’s plans to pick up a Droid Charge?

Source: Droid-life

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Stephen Schenck
Stephen has been writing about electronics since 2008, which only serves to frustrate him that he waited so long to combine his love of gadgets and his degree in writing. In his spare time, he collects console and arcade game hardware, is a motorcycle enthusiast, and enjoys trapping blue crabs. Stephen's first mobile device was a 624 MHz Dell Axim X30, which he's convinced is still a viable platform. Stephen longs for a market where phones are sold independently of service, and bandwidth is cheap and plentiful; he's not holding his breath. In the meantime, he devours smartphone news and tries to sort out the juicy bitsRead more about Stephen Schenck!